Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Headline Summary for 16 October 2007

Trends
For content in search of relationships events and online marketing are trumping traditional publishers...
And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Madonna Dumps Record Industry
Sydney Morning Herald
EMI Releases George Harrison’s Solo Albums DRM-Free
Mashable
Supply Side Economics Fail Music Industry Again
TechCrunch

Traditional content syndication confronts the efficiency of search, mining technologies and social media...
AP Sues VeriSign's Moreover
PCWorld via Yahoo! News
Future may be murky for Yahoo and newspaper alliance
Reuters

More publishers turn to their investments in content technology to provide more revenues and margin...
Looking To Its Future, NYTCO Sees A Tech Services Company; Patents Pending
paidContent.org

Is combining social media with mainstream content good or bad for advertising? The jury is still out...
New York Times Puts Reader Comments on Main Page - Good Idea?
Read/Write Web
Interview: Henry Copeland, CEO, Founder of BlogAds: To Make Money At Blogging, Rein In Comments
paidContent.org

To catch up with born-on-the-web audiences for whom print is largely an accessory or an afterthought...
BusinessWeek - Imitating the Web, for the Busy Reader
The New York Times
Duty to buy a newspaper? Email This Entry
Corante
Wiley: publishers must push e-books
Bookseller.com

In a consolidating market for subscription content services it's as important to woo regulators as clients...
Thomson's bid for Reuters faces EU antitrust investigation
Hartford Business
Wolters Kluwer opens lobby shop in Washington
Media Marketing & Media

In spite of questions about their accuracy social media continues to grow in prestige and power...
Can science blogs save science journalism?
USC Annenberg OJR
New wiki targets federal IT community
FCW.com
Wikipedia Information on Surgical Procedures Generally Accurate: Presented at ACS
Doctor's Guide

Facebook tries to leverage proprietary strengths but competitors are beginning to focus on their formula...
Why Facebook s**ks
Dave Winer
Facebook Traffic Tanks - This can’t be real?
GigaOM
Google Gives Some Hints About Social Network Plan
Bits - The New York Times
eBay Builds Social Networking into Site
Marketing Pilgrim

Google's formula for advertising success still leaves significant niches for innovative competitors...
Internet Company to Let Consumers Profit From Posted Videos
The New York Times
Making YouTube Pay Off
Forbes
Google Shows Vulnerability After Losing Time Deal
Bloomberg News

In other major trends in content this week...
Frankfurt book fair: a meaty occasion
Information World Review
Open Access, But Who Really Pays?
The Harvard Crimson-Opinion
Yahoo! Recycles Old Content From SmartMoney, Offends Realtors
Realty Times
Hundt takes on wireless 'cartels'
Mercury News/ Content Agenda
Nielsen's new media push
CNET News

Best Practices
Information wants to be free. The database as the media of tomorrow
Hypernarrative
The viral boomerang of content and information
MediaPost
How To Design Effective And Usable Navigation Tabs
Robin Good
'Dark Web' Project Takes On Cyber-Terrorism
Fox News
Web 2.0 Economics 101
Micro Persuasion
Internet Marketing for Novel Writers
Read/Write Web
7 Rules for Social Media
HyperGene
Clooney Proves Private Health Records Not So Private
ABC News

Cool Tools
First Look: Google Earth with YouTube Video
PC World
Google Enterprise Search gets social
ZDNet
What can STM publishers learn from Shelfari's new widget
Really Simple Sidi
GOOG-411 graduates from Labs
Google Blog
Onstream Media Set to Introduce Visual Webcaster HD(TM) and iEncode(TM)
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Top Blogs On Google Reader
TechCrunch

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

TheMarkets.com and InfoNgen Launch Bullseye
PR Newswire
Regence Introduces Two New Plans Designed Especially for Small to Mid-Size Companies
PR Newswire
Wall Street Firms Buy $180 Million Stake in TradeWeb
Bloomberg News
Reed Construction Data Partners with RCMS Group
ThomasNet
CBS eyes gossip site for $10 million
ValleyWag

Products, Markets & People
Voxant Distributes More Than 43,000 Health News Videos, Articles and Images
PR Newswire
WallStreet Direct, Inc. Signs Publishing Agreement with Vibrant Media for Online Video Advertising
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Dow Jones Introduces Factiva Insight: Agency Analytics for PR and Communications Professionals
PR Newswire via CNN Money
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